PhD Research in Computational Linguistics & Cognitive Science, University of Memphis, USA

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Institution/Organization: University of Memphis
Department: Institute for Intelligent Systems
Level: PhD
Duties: Research
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics, Cognitive Science
Required Language(s): English (eng)

The Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) at the University of Memphis invites applications from outstanding graduate students with an interest in dialogue systems, computational semantics, and knowledge representation. Students with a background in computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science are encouraged to apply.

In addition to course work, students will work on innovative research projects, for which they receive a tuition waver and competitive stipend. As part of their research experience, students will be trained to present at international conferences and publish in academic journals.

The Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) at the University of Memphis is an interdisciplinary center that incorporates the fields of computer science, cognitive science, psychology, computational linguistics, philosophy, engineering, and physics. The students and faculty are working on a number of Federal grants that involve the development and testing of intelligent tutoring systems with natural language and dialogue facilities, of conversational agents with speech generation, facial expressions, and gestures, and of other computer systems that require natural language processing. For more information on the IIS, see our website.

Applications for graduate student positions can be sent to Andrew Olney (see address below).

Please be sure to include in your application a cover letter indicating your research interests and skills. Also include an outline of your academic/career plans for the next three years. Finally, enclose a resume, listing your contact information and relevant experience.

Additional application must be made for admission into a home department. Check and the relevant home department for deadlines.

Application Deadline: 12-Jul-2010

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Dr. Andrew Olney
365 Innovation Drive
Suite 303
Memphis TN 38152

Contact Information:
Dr. Andrew Olney
Web Address:

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.


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